6/23/17: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

June 23rd, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

It’s National Take Your Dog to Work Day! Of course at Nippertown.com, that’s everyday…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Solid Sound @ MASS MOCA, North Adams. Yes, it’s back. Day One of Wilco’s three-day features the band performing Being There in its entirety. With Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Nancy & Beth, Dawn of MIDI, Alloy Orchestra, DJ Funkhauser. 6:30pm. GO HERE for more info…

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FESTIVAL/FILM/MUSIC: QWERTY: The Second Annual Festival of Type & the Letter Arts @ the Greenville Drive-In, Greenville. Live music by the multi-talented Brian Dewan and a screening of the documentary, “Helvetica.” Gates & snack bar open at 6:30pm. $10; $5 for kids 15 & younger. Also on Saturday.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Old Songs Folk Festival of Traditional Music and Dance @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. Day One of the three-day folk fest features “Forward into Light: The American Women’s Suffrage Movement in New York State in Song and Story,” the Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen, Tom Lewis, the Short Sisters, the Waxwing Four, the Jeremiahs, Keith Murphy, Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes, Joe Jencks & Si Kahn, John Roberts. 4pm.

MUSIC: Bob Dylan & His Band @ Hutton Brickyards, Kingston. The Never Ending Tour settles in for a two-night Hudson Valley stand. 8pm. $75 & $125. Also at 8pm Saturday.

MUSIC: NRBQ @ The Hangar on the Hudson, Troy. Madcap keyboardist Terry Adams brings the latest incarnation of NRBQ to town. Will they ever get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? 8pm. $25.

MUSIC: Joey Alexander Trio @ Tanglewood, Lenox. The three-time Grammy-nominated 13-year-old jazz piano prodigy makes his Tanglewood debut in Ozawa Hall, performing with his trio, including bassist Dan Chmielinski and drummer Kendrick Scott. 8pm. $19-$56.

MUSIC: The Sea, The Sea @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The delicious indie folk-pop duo of Mira Stanley and Chuck E. Costa. 8pm. $20.

COMEDY: Kevin James @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany. “The King of Queens.” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.” “Kevin Can Wait.” And now, The Egg… 7pm. $55, $75 & $99.

MUSIC: Wounded Knee @ Harvey’s, Saratoga Springs. Led by Woodstock singer-songwriter Marc Delgado with Todd Nelson on guitar. With the North & South Dakotas. 10pm.

MUSIC: The Florists @ the Low Beat, Albany. Minneapolis noise-popsters. With the Controversial New Skinny Pill, Rechorduroys and Haley Moley. 8pm.

MUSIC: Cassadee Pope @ Jupiter Hall, Guilderland. Following Sawyer Fredericks’ concert in Freedom Park on Wednesday, another winner of “The Voice” (season three) steps into the Greater Nippertown spotlight. 9pm. $30.

MUSIC: Jocamo @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. Dave Macks leads the band through an evening of funk, soul, R&B and New Orleans music. 9pm. FREE.

DANCE: “Dancing with the Stars – Live!” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Season 24 winner and NFL running back Rashad Jennings will join his partner Emma Slater and Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Keo Motsepe and Gleb Savchenko for an all new dance production. 7:30pm. $49.50-$125.

MUSIC: Diva & the Dirty Boys @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 7:30pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Tom Arnold @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $25. Also at 5pm, 7:30pm & 9:30pm on Saturday.

MUSIC: Hot Club of Saratoga @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

MUSIC: Ethel @ Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock. Free-thinking string quartet. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Iron Eyes Cody @ the Upper Room, Albany. With the T Sisters. 8pm. $15. UPDATE: This show has been cancelled…

MUSIC: The Chris O’Leary Band @ Riverfront Park, Athens. Athens Summer Concert Series brings ya the blues. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: “Upon This Rock: The Magdalene Speaks” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Roxanne Fay (“Home Fires Burning,” “Dream Child”) returns to BST with a new solo show, a fascinating and imaginative reconstruction of the life of Mary Magdalene, follower of Jesus of Nazareth. 7:30pm. $20; students $10. Through Sunday.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Lady Moon & The Eclipse @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The multi-culti, jazzy soul-funk outfit led by Ngonda Badila plays a benefit for Perfect Ten. 9pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Mighty Nautilus @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Hartley’s Encore. 9:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Luis Mojica @ Colony, Woodstock. With Larry Rooster featuring Rebecca Moore. 9pm. $12.

THEATER: “Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. An electronic pop musical by Nikko Benson & Benjamin Halstead. Directed by Marshall Pailet, the Adirondack Theatre Festival’s season-opening production turns up the volume on one of history’s most influential and controversial innovators, Nikola Tesla. 7:30pm. $34-$45. Through Saturday, July 1.

MUSIC: The Reverberators @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Onesie @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With Radiation Risks, Mystery Girl and 1-10. 8:30pm. $6.

THEATER: “Million Dollar Quartet” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The Tony Award-winning jukebox musical delivers an evening of rock ‘n roll classics featuring Brycen Katolinsky (as Elvis Presley), Colin Summers (as Carl Perkins), Gabriel Aronson (as Jerry Lee Lewis) and Bill Sheets (as Johnny Cash). 8pm. $65. Through Saturday, July 15.

MUSIC: The Doornails @ S&S Brewery, Nassau. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Jazz Trio @ the Stockade Inn, Schenectady. 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: New York Players @ Shepard Park, Lake George. The Fridays at the Lake: Bands & Brews Concert Series continues. With the Jonathan Newell Band. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Sonny & Perley Trio @ the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. A “Jazzed for Literacy” benefit for Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County featuring music, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, wine tasting and more. 6:30pm. $40.

THEATER: “Rip Van Winkle” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. The California-based Rose Center Repertory Troupe performs their brand new old-fashioned musical comedy, under the direction of Tim Nelson. 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Fenimore Blues @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $5.

MUSIC: Skeeter Creek @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ Thirsty Owl Outlet and Wine Garden, Saratoga Springs. 6:30pm.

MUSIC: Don Kelly @ the Eden Cafe, Loudonville. 7pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…